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Greece's intelligence chief resigns amid spyware scandal

Aug. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s intelligence service and the general secretary of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ office have resigned amid a scandal involving the targeting of the head of an opposition party and a journalist with spyware. National Intelligence...

Victim of private spyware warns it can be used against US

Jul. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after her father was lured back to Rwanda under false pretenses and jailed, Carine Kanimba discovered her own phone had been hacked using private spyware. Kanimba is the youngest daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, who is credited with saving more than 1,200...

Researchers say Thai pro-democracy activists hit by spyware

Jul. 18, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Cybersecurity researchers reported details Monday of cases where Thai activists involved in the country’s pro-democracy protests had their cell phones or other devices infected and attacked with government-sponsored spyware. Investigators of the internet watchdog...

Former Polish officials claimed as spyware hacking victims

Jul. 07, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former officials in Poland have been identified among the victims of attempted phone hacking with the use of the powerful Pegasus spyware developed by Israel’s NSO Group, a rights watchdog said Thursday. Amnesty International said it confirmed the new...

Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Jul. 06, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple said it will roll out a “lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling that protection will also make these devices less useful. The safeguard...

Spanish judge to seek testimony from NSO on Pegasus spyware

Jun. 07, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge will travel to Israel to seek testimony from the head of tech company NSO, the maker of the controversial Pegasus spyware used in tapping politicians’ phones in Spain, the country's National Court said Tuesday. The court said that José...

Spain vows legal reforms in wake of spying allegations

May. 26, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government will tighten judicial control over the country’s intelligence agency, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Thursday, weeks after the agency admitted it had spied on several pro-independence supporters in the region of Catalonia with judicial authorization. ...